Tottenham and Juventus among the teams following Stuttgart’s Nicolas Gonzalez
Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus are among the teams following Stuttgart winger Nicolas Gonzalez, who is also on the radar of several others.
Despite his injuries this season, the 22-year-old has managed five goals and two assists in ten appearances for the newly promoted side.
Perhaps his best performance of the season came in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Augsburg, in which Gonzalez shot a goal and allowed an assist while playing as a center forward, and David Ornstein of Athletic notes that a handful of the best European teams are passionate about the Argentine.
Leading the line are Spurs and Juventus, both of whom have had talks about a possible Gonzalez move, although negotiations are still at a very early stage and he is not yet clear whether either party will actually move forward with their interest.
Both teams are expected to wait and see the potential expenses before considering a move for Gonzalez. For Spurs, Dele Alli and Gedson Fernandes face an uncertain future, while Juventus may seek to offload Federico Bernardeschi first.
Leeds United were also credited with an interest in Gonzalez last summer, but there have been no further talks since Marcelo Bielsa’s side refused to pull the trigger.
It’s not hard to see why Gonzalez has attracted all this interest. The versatile forward managed 14 goals and three assists last season to send Stuttgart back into the top flight, and now he’s proving he can hang in the Bundesliga as well.
That form saw Stuttgart slap a nearly £ 27million price tag on Gonzalez’s head, with the German side keen to be compensated if they lose one of their brightest stars.
Stuttgart would prefer to keep Gonzalez until the end of the season as they seek to consolidate their place in the Bundesliga, and it is believed that most of Argentina’s contenders also prefer to wait while they determine their budgets for the summer window.
If Gonzalez stays, expect interest in him to grow and there may be more suitors for the rest of Stuttgart’s young forwards.
Pellegrino Matarazzo has built an incredibly young team from full back to forward, and 22-year-old midfielder Orel Mangala and 21-year-old forward Silas Wamangituka have also attracted the interest of many European teams in the past. .
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